Perforated Panel Products

We offer an extensive range of perforated panels in a variety of different substrates, patterns and finishes.

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Perforated acoustic ceiling & wall panels

What are perforated panels and why use them?

Perforated Panels serve an array of different purposes including lighting and aesthetics, but the most useful function is acoustic sound control.

Perforated panels are commonly used in acoustic design as they help to diffuse noise in different spaces. Each panel has holes varying in different sizes from micro sized to very large – or a combination! Perforated panels come in different patterns and shapes depending on the desired aesthetic and the acoustic requirements for the project.

When should you use acoustic panels?

Many buildings don’t have any acoustic properties which can make it difficult to hear important information or even concentrate. It’s well known that prolonger periods of unwanted noise can cause a stress response, so it’s important to get your acoustics right! Perforated acoustic panels are useful in a variety of different building types to help control noise. Some examples include:

  • – Hospitals and medical centres
  • – Retail and hospitality
  • – Education (Schools & universities)
  • – Community spaces including libraries or churches
  • – Corporate office buildings
  • – Wet areas (Aquatic centres and spas)
  • – Aged Care facilities
  • – Residential

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Perforated acoustic panels substrate options.

Perforated acoustic panels can be made of many different materials including timber, plasterboard, fibre cement, MDF and Plywood. Different substrates are suitable for different environments and projects. For example, in wet areas (pool or spa area) you would opt for a perforated fibre cement panel, as this material works perfectly in high humidity environments.

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Does it matter what size perforations are?

Yes! Different size perforations and different materials impact the NRC Value (Noise Reduction Coefficient). We have different products available depending on your desired aesthetic and acoustic requirement. Whether you are after tiny perforations (Au.diMicro) or larger perforations, we have the product to reduce sound reverberation for your project.

Remember – Not all perforated panels are created equal!

It’s important to review acoustic reports to see the frequency range of a product. Two Perforated Panels might have the same Noise Reduction Coefficient value (NRC) but the individual frequency results may vary greatly. If you want to know more contact us for a free consultation.

Do perforated acoustic panels actually work?

Yes! Acoustic panels do work to help control noise and improve sound quality. They reduce the amount of sound waves that are reflected off surface walls and ceilings.

Have you ever been to a restaurant and can’t hear what anyone is saying? Chances are they hadn’t designed the space with acoustics in mind. We have an industry leading range of engineered acoustic architectural panel systems can absorb up to 88% of incident sound in a building. Browse our products here.

How perforated acoustic panels work to absorb sound.

It’s all about the perforations! The Open Area Percentage is a value of the amount of material that has been removed from the panel. For example, a perforated panel with an Open Area Percentage of 20% means there is 80% of material as 20% has been removed via holes in the panel. Generally the larger the percentage of open area, the better the ability the product can absorb noise.

There are other variables that effect perforated panels acoustic performance. These include:

  1. Insulation
  2. Air Cavity

Adding high quality insulation and increasing the air cavity space behind the panel can help improve the performance of your acoustic panels even more! Have a project requirements you need to meet? Contact us for assistance.

How long do perforated acoustic panels last?

Perforated acoustic panels are the most economical way to get high acoustic performance in any space. All Atkar products are covered by our 10 or 15 year quality guarantee. View our Downloads tab to read our warranty document.

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